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Touring The Thickly Forested and Mountaineous Pai

Pai, Thailand: Motorcycles, Mountain Roads, Waterfalls, Caves, Hot Springs, Rafting, Trekking, Art, Music & the Hippy-Sphere. The minivan was set to depart at 1:30pm from Chiang Mai’s Central Bus Station. I was forced to check out of my hostel at 11am and, due to my limited time frame, was therefore denied the opportunity to carry […]

How to Experience Cuba

Learning how to love Cuba whilst dancing salsa in the home of an ex Tropicana dancer.  When I first arrived in Cuba I felt as though I had made the wrong decision. After waiting for my luggage for two hours in an airport that was unwelcoming and frankly quite dodgy I couldn’t help but feel […]

ADVENTURE

Adventures in Morzine

Other than Whistler in Canada, Morzine is one of the very few places on this planet I can truly label an adventure junkies paradise. In fact, I might even be prepared to label it the ultimate adventure junkie paradise. SUMMER ACTIVITIES Last summer I experienced the most dangerous Canyoning experience of my life. Not because […]

Adventures in Whistler

Whistler is ultimately a safe haven for all those adventure junkies out there from skiing to downhill racing there is nothing you can’t do. All year round extreme sport enthusiasts fill Whistler’s streets and you will most definitely feel out of place if you’re just visiting the bears. SUMMER ACTIVITIES Whistler was the place I […]

CULTURE

Highlight: Saigon’s Fine Arts Museum

Boasting an elegant colonial-era yellow-and-white design, the building was first established by the French architect Rivera in 1929. It was first constructed as the Saigon headquarters of the Societe Immobiliere Hui Bon Hoa, owned by the Chinese-born businessman affectionately known as Uncle Hoa. Located near the Ben Thanh Market, it served as the family’s residence […]

Culture in Rome

For 2,500 years, Rome has somehow managed to preserve its art history through centuries of war, earthquakes and neglect. ART MUSEUMS Like Paris, Rome holds some of the world’s greatest art collections. You will find the popular museums where you’ll find yourself drowning in tourists that have no idea what they’re looking at and then […]

Culture in Paris

From the exhibits to the streets you can find artistic and literary gems on every corner of Paris’ streets. ART MUSEUMS There are around 130 art museums in Paris, some containing the most famous artworks in the world and others the not so famous artworks. It really depends how you want to go about it. The […]

STORIES

A Fishing Village Turned Dumpster: Mui Ne, Vietnam

As we approached the fishing village, the bus driver took an abrupt and highly illegal turn into an extremely pedestrianised pavement. As we stumbled out, everybody looked around in confusion. Where is the highly anticipated fishing village we were promised? It turns out it was completely hidden behind a long strip of seafood restaurants, all proudly […]

Touring The Thickly Forested and Mountaineous Pai

Pai, Thailand: Motorcycles, Mountain Roads, Waterfalls, Caves, Hot Springs, Rafting, Trekking, Art, Music & the Hippy-Sphere. The minivan was set to depart at 1:30pm from Chiang Mai’s Central Bus Station. I was forced to check out of my hostel at 11am and, due to my limited time frame, was therefore denied the opportunity to carry […]

How to Experience Cuba

Learning how to love Cuba whilst dancing salsa in the home of an ex Tropicana dancer.  When I first arrived in Cuba I felt as though I had made the wrong decision. After waiting for my luggage for two hours in an airport that was unwelcoming and frankly quite dodgy I couldn’t help but feel […]

WILDLIFE & CONSERVATION

What You Need to Know About Bear Bile Farming in Asia

This month I spent some time volunteering at the Free The Bears Sanctuary in Cambodia, an organisation that supports bear conservation and rescue in Asia – specifically targeting bears directly affected by the bile and pet trade. As I walked around the sanctuary I noticed a number of bears with missing feet. As they hobbled around […]

The Truth About Elephant Tourism in Asia

The plight of the Asian elephant in Southeast Asia is a seemingly never ending tragedy. The issues surrounding elephant tourism continue to go unrecognised by the majority of the population – tourists continue to unknowingly escalate the problem by participating in various unethical attractions within the industry. They are unaware of the dark secrets that […]

Wildlife Conservation in Kenya: Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself. — James A. Froude I was recently doing some research for a trip I’m planning to Southeast Asia when I came across some information on how tourism is affecting the […]

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